August already?! Or maybe for some parents…it’s ONLY August?! Whatever boat you’re in, August definitely has its pros and cons. It’s an exciting month because it’s still filled with loads of summer fun, and there’s also the excitement of a new school year just around the corner! Okay, maybe that last one might fall under the ‘con’ category, depending on who you ask.
The month of August is also filled with plenty of reasons to celebrate. The whole month is National Sandwich Month, which could be why August babies love their sandwiches more than the average person. Plus, August hosts National Fajita Day, National Waffle Day, National Aviation Day, National Dog Day, and even National Power Rangers Day! Yes, it’s a thing.
If you’re welcoming a new baby in August, then that’s the ultimate reason to celebrate! You can look forward to having a happy little baby that will keep you laughing and on your toes for years to come.
So, if you have an August baby in the house, or you’re expecting a little one to arrive this month, here are 6 things you should know.
They might be a bit naughty
If you’ve noticed that your August born child is a bit more of a handful than your other children, it might not be their fault. Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia discovered that summer babies are more likely to struggle with sharing, concentrating, making friends, and helping. But they make up for it with their sunny and outgoing personalities, right? Right?!?!
They have a lucky birthstone
According to the American Gem Society, the traditional birthstone for August is the Peridot. The origin of this gorgeous lime green birthstone remains unclear, but it is apparently associated with good fortune. It’s also been called the ‘gem of the sun’ by Ancient Egyptians. They believed it protected its wearers from ‘terrors of the night’. So, it’s a lucky AND powerful birthstone!
They’re a Leo or a Virgo
If your wee one is born before August 22nd, you’ve got a fierce little lion on your hands! Leo is a fire sign and they’re known for being confident, bright, playful, protective, loving, and social. They are natural leaders and love being the center of attention. For those born August 22nd and later, they fall under Virgo. Virgos are known for being creative, patient, kind, responsible, calm, and they have excellent memories. My oldest is a September born Virgo, and all of these apply. Particularly the excellent memory. It’s impressive!
They share their birthday month with singers, comedians and athletes
Your little August baby could end up being famous! August is packed full of celebrity birthdays. Those born in August share their birthday month with a whole whack of incredible singers including Kenny Rogers, Shania Twain, Michael Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Billy Ray Cyrus, and LeAnn Rimes. Then there are comedians! We’re talkin’ Matthew Perry, Chris Tucker, Jack Black, Lucille Ball, Steve Martin, Kristen Wiig, and Steve Carrell. There are also a bunch of well-known athletes born in August, including Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, Tim Tebow, Roger Federer, and Magic Johnson. Oh, and even a few US Presidents were born in August, including Barack Obama and Bill Clinton! If you have an August child in your house, it looks like you should prepare for greatness.
They are less likely to suffer from certain mental illnesses
Studies have shown that babies born in the winter months are at a greater risk of developing certain mental illnesses than those born in the summer months. So, your August baby is less likely to develop illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Experts theorize you can thank the extra vitamin D they get while in utero for that!
If you’ve noticed your August child appears to be a happy little camper, there’s a reason for that! Research from Vanderbilt University found that those born in August (and other summer months) are generally happier than those born in winter months.
As you can see, there are plenty of positive things about welcoming a child or celebrating a birthday this month. We don’t have any August birthdays in our house, but we definitely plan to celebrate National Sandwich Month! Subs, hoagies, grilled cheese, clubhouse – the possibilities are endless…and delicious.
If you have a little bundle of August joy in your house, or you’re planning on welcoming an August baby, share what you love about your summer baby in the comments below. And enjoy this last official month of summer while you can!